Investment Research

Burlingame, CA /
Research – Research /
Full-time
Goodwater is looking for a person to join our Investment Research team.  Our team is passionate about technology and identifying the next generation of great consumer companies that change the world. You will have the opportunity to drive the discovery of new investments, from thesis development to primary research.

What makes you a strong fit for Goodwater's team:

Humble and collaborative: You have come to realize that the more knowledge you gain, the less you actually know, and that pushes you to continually seek knowledge from others. You are also eager to share your knowledge and insights with others.

You are curious and love research: If you are incessantly curious to learn more, this role will fit you well. Investing is all about seeking the truth. You are self-motivated to find creative and structured methods to uncovering insights that will drive our investment decisions. You notice patterns and constantly ask “why?”

You love products: New apps, websites, or consumer services catch your attention and you are quick to learn more about the ones that have something special to offer and try them out before anyone else.

Entrepreneurial: Similar to our portfolio companies, Goodwater is a fast-growing venture and requires team members who are builders and like to get their hands dirty. You're comfortable adapting to change. You aren't afraid of failure and look for creative solutions to overcome challenges.

Service Oriented: Venture capital is fundamentally a service business and we exist to serve and support our portfolio companies.

Required

    • 2+ years of experience in a startup or high growth technology company, management consulting, investment banking, or equity research analyst
    • MBA graduates preferred
    • Please note, this position differs from the Associate position, and is focused entirely on investment research and driving our Finding process, and is more akin to a public equities analyst.

What you'll do

    • Analyze and develop investment theses on emerging areas and companies
    • Conduct primary / market research on new investment trends
    • Research and evaluate consumer tech companies as potential investments
    • Help drive a data-driven finding model
    • Guide investment idea generation through written and verbal communication
About Goodwater Capital

The mission of Goodwater Capital is to empower exceptional entrepreneurs who are changing the world. We are 100% focused on early-stage consumer tech, an area that we define simply as apps and services adopted directly by consumers. Goodwater is founded on the belief that we are experiencing an explosion of new consumer-driven opportunities in communications, community, and commerce. We are excited to see great entrepreneurs pioneering powerful new platforms to serve consumers across a broad range of industries including local services, marketplaces, health care, education, financial services, and wearables… just to name a few. Goodwater is focused on consumer tech investments and our chief investment criteria is simple — a product or service that early customers LOVE.  Goodwater was founded in 2014 and manages over $1B across several venture capital funds. We are actively investing and building a growing portfolio of exciting consumer audience, commerce, and services startups that will become the next generation of platform companies.